“Our newborn photoshoot was really important to us since we didn’t have any professional photos done during my pregnancy. While the pregnancy was relatively easy, Jayden’s birth and postpartum healing period was extremely difficult. It took me 2 months to finally feel well enough to do the shoot, as opposed to the ideal 2 week postpartum period. During a time when I was in excruciating pain and feeling very unsure of how I would heal and what that timeframe would look like, preparing for this session was a bright spot during that time, something to look forward to and push towards getting better so we could get some sweet photos with our little boy before he wasn’t so little anymore!
We also chose an in-home session because home is where we feel the most comfortable. I had planned a home water birth that, didn’t quite go as planned, and we ended up having to transfer to the hospital and ultimately have a C-section. I had a birth photographer who wasn’t able to travel to the hospital with us to get photos of Jayden’s birth as we expected. We wanted to make sure we could experience having moments at home documented.
For his room, we definitely wanted a natural, green feeling to it, and felt inspired by this dried boxwood wreath I came across and the cutest animal prints that we found on Etsy that we framed and hung above his crib! I also designed his room to be very neutral because we were team green, and didn’t find out he was a boy until he was born! Whether we had a little girl or little boy, we felt like this would be a perfect nursery either way. I also wanted the pieces in his room to feel like it had a touch of Africa to it since my husband’s family is from Ethiopia. My husband actually went to Ethiopia for the first time during my pregnancy, and brought back a painting and hand woven bowls that we added to the room.” -Christina, the Mom
Photography: E. Losinio Photography // Crib: Target // Curtains: Target // Mirror: Target // Lamp: Target // Dried Boxwood: Target // Frames for Prints: Michaels // Crib Sheet: Caden Lane // Changing Pad Cover: Caden Lane